S2EP4: RVU Reimbursement & MNA Surgery for Sleep Apnea
Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery is highly effective in curing moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). But how does that surgery impact a patient’s facial profile?
Are we inadvertently beating people with an ugly stick in the name of better breathing?
On this episode of Dentist Brain Candy, I cover two thought-provoking articles from recent editions of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, sharing the findings from a study on the impact of MMA surgery for OSA on facial profile esthetics.
Listen in to understand why I find the RVU system so frustrating and learn why the free market is a far better way of determining reimbursement rates for a given dental procedure.
How the physician fee schedule based on relative value units or RVUs came to be
Why I find the RVU system incredibly frustrating and offensive
Why so few maxillofacial surgeons participate in the Medicare system
How a recent study uncovered an increase in productivity of OMSs and a decrease in the number of Medicare patients served by OMSs in the period from 2013 to 2017
Why the free market is a far better way of determining reimbursement rates for a given dental procedure than the RVU system
The high success rate of maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery in curing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
How a recent study found that MMA surgery for OSA does not have a negative impact on facial profile esthetics
Why I’m an advocate of building wealth through cashflowing real estate
How I earn cashflow from owning a portion of the building my practice occupies
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